Proposals include the provision of Affordable Accommodation, Indoor Sports Facilities, and a New Student Centre on Campus
The announcement was made at the official opening of the Grangegorman Campus by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe
TU Dublin Students’ Union welcomes today’s announcement by the President of TU Dublin Professor David Fitzpatrick, promising the development of further infrastructural amenities for students at TU Dublin’s Grangegorman campus.
The announcement was made at the official opening of two new buildings at the TU Dublin Grangegorman campus by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe. Today’s event also coincided with the launch of ‘Revealing Grangegorman’, a programme of events, performances, talks and tours which takes place throughout June in partnership with the Grangegorman Development Agency.
Speaking at the event, Professor Fitzpatrick said he was delighted to see Central and East Quad open and thriving, saying, “Today’s official opening in Grangegorman represents a significant landmark in our ambition to deliver a world-leading university campus in the heart of Dublin.”
The TU Dublin President said he was also looking forward to the next phase of development at the campus, which would see the opening of a new academic hub and library, along with 12,000sq metres of learning support space next year. Adding that ‘more was to come’, Professor Fitzpatrick said that the University was looking to build an Engineering Quad to replace the existing Bolton Street facilities, and said that it would “create a truly incomparable educational experience.”
Announcing the development of further infrastructural amenities for students, Professor Fitzpatrick said, “TU Dublin is seeking alternative funding arrangements so that we can look to build affordable accommodation, indoor sports facilities and a student centre on campus, all of which are central infrastructural components of a well-rounded and fulfilling university experience.”
Welcoming the announcement of the new developments for students at Grangegorman, Students’ Union President Brian Jordan said, “We are delighted to learn of exciting new plans for the provision of affordable accommodation, indoor sports facilities and a student centre, announced today by the President of TU Dublin. We are very pleased that the importance of these facilities in enhancing the quality of life for students is being highlighted by the University.”
“We understand that TU Dublin is seeking alternative funding arrangements to build affordable accommodation, indoor sports facilities and a student centre on campus, and we agree with the President when he says that ‘each of these elements are central infrastructural components of a well-rounded and fulfilling university experience’. We hope that the Government will recognise the importance of this initiative and will also step up and contribute to these new developments for students.”
SU President Brian Jordan concluded by saying, “We look forward to working in partnership with the University to help shape the progression of these facilities and, in our role representing over 29,000 student voices, we will work to ensure that students have an input into the development of these new facilities.”
Photograph shows TU Dublin SU President Brian Jordan and Louise Kavanagh, Deputy President of TU Dublin SU speaking with Minister Paschal Donohoe at today’s Revealing Grangegorman event.